Anime

My Top 7 Anime Soundtracks – You’ll Surely Love Them Too!

You know you’re a true anime addict when can’t seem to wait for opening track to end. I guess everyone’s a serial offender! We just don’t have the patience to sit through roughly a minute of musical score.

But I have to admit, there are some anime soundtracks that are just too magnetic that you’d hate to skip it. Today I decided to make a list of my favorite themes for anime TV series. I’ve only considered the opening themes for this list.

So, we’re ready to get started!

  1. Cowboy Bebop

Pardon me if I say this one’s the best anime soundtrack ever! Who wouldn’t love this jazzy anime theme? Yoko Kanno did an extra mile – forming a band called the Seatbelts – to come up with this outstanding anime theme. He is also known for making OSTs for other anime classics like Ghost in Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

  1. Wolf’s Rain

This one surely belongs in my fave list. For someone who has tried to learn how to play digital piano, my ears seem to be biased towards soundtracks played on piano. Yep, I did try to study playing piano in school and I still occasionally play this theme on my digital piano. I read about this piano model at https://digitalpianojudge.com/ and it’s really great for playing anime themes. Oh, back to Wolf’s Rain OST, it just perfectly suits the mood, theme and tone of the series. Unless you hate emo, soul or lonely soundtracks, I’m certain you’ll love this too.

  1. FLCL

Third in my list is the FLCL soundtrack. Would you skip a theme as magnetic as this one? This anime series OST has transformed The Pillows from being an indie J-Rock band into a mainstream band with enjoyed a brief popularity among anime fans around the world.

  1. Guilty Crown

Forget about the story, the writing, the characters – just listen to this anime’s soundtrack. This anime may have botched on other aspects but it surely sounds perfect! All tracks in the OST was composed and produced by Hiroyuki Sawano; Supercell provided music for the opening and ending.

  1. Code Geass

Official soundtracks for this anime were provided by Hitomi Kuroishi and Kotaro Nakagawa. Not only do they sound great and dramatic, they also add the much needed backdrop in scenes that provide giant plot twists.

  1. Mushishi

Produced by Toshio Masuda, the soft music of Mushishi effectively brings out the tone of the series. I don’t really understand why whit anime OST is understated but, ironically, it seems to make it stand out. Of course, Masuda is not new in the world of anime music – he also wrote the melodies for the original Narutor anime.

  1. Samurai Champloo

This list won’t be complete without these OSTs. It’s equally good as its sister series Bebop. The concept of adding dance and samurai is so fresh and the music around that theme is also perfect! Truly, the combination of these two makes it an outstanding and excellent anime soundtrack!

There you have it – the best anime OSTs I recommend that you listen too. Did I miss out on your fave anime theme?